The Best Skate Punk Bands

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This skate punk bands list ranks the best skate punk bands and musicians by votes. This list of top skate punk groups let’s you see who skate punk fans think are the best bands in skate punk music. Originally a derivative of the West Coast hardcore punk scene, skate punk gets its name for its popularity within the skating community. Skate punk can be defined as melodic hardcore punk that when combined with the high energy of straightforward punk rock creates a sound that's distinctly associate with skateboarders. Emerging in the early 1980s in Southern California, Arizona, and Texas, skate punk has become one of the most popular forms of punk rock. In the late 1990s, the genre exploded into the mainstream and hasn't looked back since. Though some may associate skate punk and pop punk together, they're different genre and shouldn't be confused.


So, what are the best skate punk bands? Any list of skate punk bands has to include the likes of NOFX, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Rancid, Pennywise, and the Descendents. When you think of skater music, these are the groups that likely jump to the front of your mind. These bands have managed to endure over the years, especially when compared to other good skate punk bands. Regardless of mainstream popularity, the best skate punk bands should be at near the top of this poll. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best skate punk bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best skate punk bands of all time?" and "who are the greatest skate punk rock bands ever?"

If you're a skate punk that knows about the genre, please vote based for the bands that have put out your favorite skateboarding songs. Even if you don't skate, vote up your skate punk bands. 
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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  3. 3
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Skate punk

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  4. 4
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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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  5. 5
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    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  6. 6
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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  7. 7
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    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  8. 8
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    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  9. 9
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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    Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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  12. 12
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    Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore

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  13. 13
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    added by Rick Brown
    Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  14. 14
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    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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  15. 15
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    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  16. 16
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    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  17. 17
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    added by Phillip Oertel
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska

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    added by JohnSphar
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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    added by JohnSphar
    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  20. 20
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    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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    added by JohnSphar
    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

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    added by JohnSphar
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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    added by JesseBailey
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Alternative rock

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    added by JohnSphar
    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk

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    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    added by JohnSphar
    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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    added by JohnSphar
    Melodic hardcore, Skate punk, Punk rock

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    added by JohnSphar
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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    added by JohnSphar
    Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave

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    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    added by JohnSphar
    Crossover thrash, Metalcore, New York hardcore

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    added by MaximePerreault
    Pop punk, Punk rock

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    added by JohnSphar
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Pop music, Skate punk

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    added by Frederick Boucher
    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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    added by Simon Lacroix
    Horror punk, Neo-progressive rock, Gothic rock

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    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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    added by JohnSphar
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    added by Andrés León Johannesen
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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  46. 46
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    added by MaximePerreault
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

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    - 204

    added by JohnSphar
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

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    added by JohnSphar
    Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

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